In Barcelona the first real confrontation between the Superbikes and it is already a total battle: 4 riders in less than two tenths and 5 different houses in the top 5!
The World Superbike 2021 opens also for Team HRC. Here is the new CBR1000RR-R Fireblade by Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam.
A good race for Ducatis who suffer from tire degradation and take second and third position with Zarco and Bagnaia. Vinales wins the first MotoGP race of the year. Big mistake for Mir in the end.
Alex Rins towards the first race of the MotoGP season. He points out Suzuki's weak point on the straight, but he is ready to fight. "We don't look like a podium, but who knows ..."
Jack Miller closes the first MotoGP qualification in 5th position. There are those who expected an easy front row, but no drama: "More hungry tomorrow".
Uphill start for the MotoGP champion, 10th in qualifying but confident for the race. And he issues a warning: "Be careful who wants to win at the first corner"
A free practice that didn't tell us a lot. In his second year in MotoGP, Morbidelli was first again. Surprises the third position of Luca Marini and the momentaneous exclusion from Q2 of Joan Mir.
Ducati leads the MotoGP FP2 with Jack Miller ahead of Bagnaia. The Australian rider recorded a 1:53.387, one-tenth faster than his teammate Bagnaia and two tenths better than Quartararo
Francesco Bagnaia with confidence towards the first MotoGP race with Ducati Team colours. "I expect a lot from myself. Goal? Top 5, then we'll see."
The run-up to confirming the MotoGP title for Joan Mir starts from the Qatar GP. So many rivals to watch out for, first of all, box mate Alex Rins.